Royal Poinciana (Delonix regia)

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Growing Zone: 10-11
Growing Zone: 10-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Royal Poinciana (Delonix regia)
Mature Height 30-40 feet
Mature Width 15-25 feet
Spacing 10-15 feet apart
Sunlight Full Sun
Temperature Tolerance 60-85°F
Watering Needs Moderate (Once a week)
Growth Rate 24 inches/year
Difficulty Level Advanced
Grows Well Indoors No
Flowering Time Late spring to early summer
Origin Madagascar

The Royal Poinciana is a stunning tropical tree that is sure to catch your eye with its bright orange-red flowers that bloom in the summer months. Also known as the Flame Tree, this plant is native to Madagascar but now grows in many parts of the world, including Florida, Hawaii, and other warm regions.

How to Grow

The Royal Poinciana tree is best grown in a warm, sunny location with well-draining soil. It requires plenty of water, but be careful not to overwater. The tree grows up to 30 feet tall and requires ample space to spread out its branches.

Care Tips

To care for your Royal Poinciana tree, make sure it receives plenty of sunlight, water it regularly, and fertilize it every few months. Prune the tree regularly to prevent it from becoming too tall or spreading out too much. The tree is also susceptible to frost damage, so be sure to protect it during colder months.


The Royal Poinciana tree is primarily grown for its ornamental value. It is often used as a shade tree in gardens, parks, and other outdoor spaces. The tree is also commonly used in landscaping to add color and beauty to outdoor spaces.

Planting Tips

When planting your Royal Poinciana tree, make sure to choose a location that receives plenty of sunlight and has well-draining soil. Plant the tree in a hole that is twice as wide as the root ball and ensure the top of the root ball is level with the soil surface. Water the tree thoroughly after planting.


To maintain the health of your Royal Poinciana tree, prune it regularly to prevent it from becoming too tall or spreading out too much. Water the tree regularly, but be careful not to overwater. Fertilize the tree every few months to ensure it receives the nutrients it needs to thrive.

Pests and Diseases

The Royal Poinciana tree is susceptible to various pests and diseases, including spider mites, scale insects, and root rot. To prevent these issues, make sure to keep the tree healthy and well-maintained. Use insecticides or fungicides as needed to treat any pests or diseases that may arise.



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